Developing the intervention package through co-design workshops with target audience and local implementation stakeholders (September 2020 – June 2021)
The key role of the CHARMER intervention is to change the behaviour of geriatricians and pharmacists in hospital when it is appropriate to do so. As a result of the CHARMER team’s previous research, six Behaviour Change Techniques (BCTs) have been identified to target geriatricians’ and pharmacists’ barriers and enablers to deprescribing in hospital. You can read about this research here.
In Work Package 2, we developed the final CHARMER intervention package by working with key stakeholders to co-design each of the six BCTs in terms of their content, mode and frequency of delivery.
We used a co-design approach with stakeholders from three NHS hospitals to develop the CHARMER intervention. Stakeholders included geriatricians, pharmacists, patient and public representatives and other hospital staff who are likely to be involved in implementation of the intervention.